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Anne of Green Gables (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 23 November 1934 (USA)
A romantic teenage girl is adopted by a pair of elderly siblings in turn-of-the-century Canada.


George Nichols Jr. (as George Nicholls Jr.)


Sam Mintz (screen play), Lucy Maud Montgomery (from the book "Anne of Green Gables") (as L.M. Montgomery)


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Complete credited cast:
Anne Shirley ... Anne Shirley
Tom Brown ... Gilbert Blythe
O.P. Heggie ... Matthew Cuthbert
Helen Westley ... Marilla Cuthbert
Sara Haden ... Mrs. Barry
Murray Kinnell ... Mr. Phillips
Gertrude Messinger ... Diana
Charley Grapewin ... Dr. Tatum
Hilda Vaughn ... Mrs. Blewett
June Preston June Preston ... The Blewett Little Girl


Anne Shirley, an orphan, is adopted by farmer Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla, who were expecting a boy to help with their farm work. However, they accept Anne, who quickly endears herself to them and to the local villagers. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The breathing image of L.M. Montgomery's lovely Anne..---As legally adopted as her own the name of the book's sweetheart of America's millions (original print ads) See more »


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Release Date:

23 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ania z zielonego wzgórza See more »


Box Office


$226,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Katharine Hepburn wanted the part of Anne, and was always disappointed that she'd never gotten to play that part. Over 50 years later when Kevin Sullivan was producing a television adaptation of the same story she contacted him and had her grand-niece, Schuyler Grant read for the role. Schuyler did not get the part of Anne, (as the producers insisted on a Canadian actress) but she did get cast as Anne's best friend, Diana, in 'Anne of Green Gables (1985)'. See more »


Anne Shirley: I read in a book once that a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but I've never been able to believe it. I don't think a rose would be as nice if it were called a thistle or a skunk cabbage.
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"This is the most tragical thing that's ever happened to me."
18 May 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Precocious orphan Anne Shirley comes to live with an old spinster and her brother in rural Canada. I grew up with the wonderful '80s TV miniseries Anne of Green Gables with Megan Follows. It's more faithful to the book and no doubt purists will prefer that. Still, this is an entertaining film with a charming performance from Anne Shirley, who took her stage name from this character. It's amusing that young Anne's being homely is referenced several times when the actress Anne Shirley is one of the prettiest to ever grace the screen. She's also one of classic Hollywood's most underrated talents. I've never seen a bad performance from her. She ended her career at the age of 27. Her last film was the classic Murder, My Sweet. Not a bad movie to go out on. As for this one, the last 15 minutes or so squeezes a lot in and it's not as strong as the start but it's still a very enjoyable film.

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